The 2007 Can A Sista Roc A Mic? (CASRAM) in DC was off the hook! The Grand Opening set the bar high as NY’s Diverse won D.C.’s first female beat battle Beauty and the Beat. Georgia Anne Muldrow followed with an outstanding performance and Bahamadia closed the show in true hip-hop fashion. The Blend Edition had everyone pass through as W. Ellington Felton spun the early tunes and the stage was set ablaze by D.C.’s Alison Carney, Yahzarah (aka Purple Saint James), Sy Smith and Carol Riddick. True School DJ Cuzzin B spun the rest of the night as appearances were made by Raheem Devaughn, 9th Wonder, Jodine (Jodine’s Corner) and all of the D.C. soul scene.
Saturday’s was held in a beautiful outdoor location where the weather was perfect for performances by Mosadi Music, Stephanie Renee, Salakida, and DC’s Green Tea, Jamila, Wendy McIntyre and more. Choklate did her thing Sunday as well as Afi [ah-FEE] who debuted her CD, Lovely, while MC LYTE closed out the festival as the perfect grand finale performance hitting all of her classics and freestyling with band and DJ Uncle Q. The 3rd Annual Can A Sista Rock A Mic? was unforgettable and D.C. is officially on the map as the place to be for this event each summer.
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